think before you judge on teen

I am the mother of the teen that skyspy says "typical PTC teens and parents". I disagree. Most PTC parents would hire an attorney to get their child off of the charges and would be too afraid to call the police. I took the correct action in this situation and jepardized my relationship with my son to save his life. That is not typical. That is the hardest thing I've ever done. Sometimes tough love is the hardest, but the correct thing to do. Put yourself in my shoes and see how it feels to have a policeman pull a gun while entering your home looking for your child that you love dearly. Don't judge so quickly. And as to "degrading parents that are not involved": maybe more parents should be involved. I took the hard road and chose not to ignore this behavior and save my son's life. The easy answer would to be to ignore it and pretend I didn't know. A Mother's love for her son rises above all boundaries and God answers prayers. I ask for your prayers, not your judgement.

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Submitted by smartpanz on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 10:34pm.

I salute you for doing the right thing, as painful as I'm sure it must have been. Although I've never had to deal with anything of that nature with my own children, I'd rather have them mad at me and alive verses dead or incarcerated.
I agree with Skyspy...Perhaps if you shared some of the signs, etc. you might encourage another parent to be brave enough to save the life of the child they love dearly and quite possibly the lives of others. May God be with you and yours.

Barbie Dunn

Submitted by skyspy on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 9:31am.

You are right you are not typical, and I'm glad you were not seriously hurt. When I said typical I was refering to the drug problem in PTC, it is much larger than anyone wants to admit. You are not the only parent that has been beaten up by their kid. You are the only one I know of who was brave enough to do the right thing.

I'm sorry if you took offense, that was not my intent. I'm sure this as been a long battle for you.

Can you share with other parents what tipped you off to yor son's problem and how long had it been going on?

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 9:13am.

She gets my vote!

Maybe the Board of Education needs to hire this lady to teach the parents of our school kids.

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Submitted by ptctaxpayer on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 9:30am.

Where was the father ?

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 12:59pm.

Not an appropriate question these days. What with 60% unmarried childbirth and 100% divorces in other communities!

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Submitted by Denise Conner on Mon, 08/13/2007 - 9:52pm.

I can't imagine how hard it was for you to watch your son be arrested, but you did what you had to do. Too many other parents look the other way and ignore problems and then are shocked when their child dies because of his poor choices.

I believe that the comment about "typical" was referring to the many teens who use drugs here because of lack of parental involvement and parents' substituting money for time.

I hope that your son will see the wrong path that he's been on and will ask God's forgiveness and help.

Chuck Colson's Prison Fellowship ministry might be of some help to you and your son.

"And please remember that you are never alone in your struggles. God loves you very much and promises to be your constant source of comfort, strength, wisdom, and provision. The Bible promises:

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
He delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:17-18"

Submitted by dollaradayandfound on Tue, 08/14/2007 - 8:40am.

WOW! a sermon, and Chuck Coalson too (Nixon's devil).

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Submitted by Denise Conner on Fri, 08/17/2007 - 5:27am.

Chuck Colson has changed a lot and has spent many years helping others -- a good example for us all.

"A sermon" -- You need one! Smiling

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